Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Monday, August 3, 2009

Motorola F3 disassembly

Motorola F3 disassembly
Tools required: Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips size 0 screwdriver

First remove the battery cover and battery. Remove the four screws you see.

  • Push the phone from the battery compartment to separate it into two parts.
  • Your phone will now look like below. Now remove the four Phillips screws you can see.

    Your phone will now look like the picture below.

    You can now remove what is effectively the front cover of the phone. It is held on with double sided tape which may need replacing. You'll now have access to the PCB (printed circuit board). Please note that the F3 has a paper screen and this cannot be replaced wihout great difficulty.

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